Faks Allied Health Education CNA Program

What Is a CNA? Is A CNA A NURSE?

Certified nursing assistant (CNA), also known as patient care assistant (PCA), Nursing Assistant (NA), State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA), and home health aides, work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A CNA provides assistance to patients with daily living tasks.

What Does A CNA Do?

A Certified Nursing Assistant works closely with patients and is responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming, feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. A CNA provides patients with important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses.

Certified Nursing Assistants typically work in various settings such as: active adult communities, retirement/independent communities, personal care home, home care providers, day care etc., and perform everyday living tasks for the elderly, chronically sick, or rehabilitation patients who cannot care for themselves

How long is the CNA training?

Classes are 4 weeks - 7.5 weeks long. Weekday, weeknights, and weekend classes are available, so you can complete you certified nursing assistant training in a very short period of time.

What Will I learn in CNA training?

This program introduces students to basic nursing skills. The students will learn and demonstrate these skills, which include:

  • CPR/ 1st Aid/ AED
  • Total Patient Care
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Communication with Patients & Family Members
  • Residents Rights
  • Infection Control & Safety Measures

Classroom instruction in a certified nursing assistant program generally includes: basic nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and infection control. Students also gain plenty of hands-on experience during clinical activities.

What opportunities will my certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant open for me?

A Certified Nursing Assistant job is a great entry point for the healthcare industry. You will be deeply involved in patient-care, making sure that sick and injured patients have their basic needs met, You can be employed at any Hospital, Adult care center, nursing home, etc.

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